The Letter to the Romans is St. Paul’s greatest theological work. Now, you can take one of Catholicism’s best living Romans scholars as your personal guide in this course.
Few books of the Bible are as important to believers as the Letter to the Romans. It appears in the Catholic Lectionary more frequently than almost any other New Testament epistle, and it is Paul’s greatest explanation of faith through the Gospel of Jesus. Written in the earliest days of the Church, Romans remains an inspiring and revealing document.
Through these 6 thought-provoking lectures, you will gain fresh insights into this vitally important letter. With Pauline expert Fr. Frank Matera as your guide, you will come to understand the Christian message more deeply. As you carefully study the words of St. Paul, you will confront the Word of God in powerful ways.
In these lectures, you will first learn about the authorship and historical context of Paul’s letter, as well as the occasion for its writing. You will then address the content of the book of Romans. As you will come to understand, Romans contains one of the clearest explanations of salvation through Jesus Christ while also touching on elements of everyday life. Fr. Matera’s New Testament expertise will provide new insights, challenges, and avenues for further study of St. Paul’s entire body of epistles.
Let the words of St. Paul inspire you today.
** This set was previously published under the title St. Paul’s Letters Series: Romans. It contains essentially the same content.
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About Your Presenter
Fr. Frank J. Matera, Ph.D., is a leading expert on St. Paul. He received his M.A. from the Catholic University of Louvain and his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA. Fr. Matera taught at St. John’s Seminary in Boston from 1982–87 and at The Catholic University of America from 1988–2012. At CUA, he served as associate chair of the Department of Theology from 1995 to 1998 and as its chair from 1998 to 2001.
Fr. Matera is the author of numerous books, including God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology (Eerdmans, 2012), Strategies for Preaching Paul (Liturgical Press, 2001), and commentaries on Romans, Galatians, and 2 Corinthians. He has also published works on the Passion narratives, New Testament ethics, New Testament Christology, and the theology of the New Testament. Fr. Matera previously served as president of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and he is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Society for the Study of the New Testament. He is currently Pastor at St. Mary’s Church in Simsbury, CT.
- The Occasion for Paul's Letter to the Romans
- The Theme of the Letter
- The Human Plight apart from Christ
- The Resolution of the Plight
- The New Situation of the Redeemed
- Life in the Spirit